Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosts Reception and Special Presentation with Wall Street Veteran Carla Harris

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that the Firm's Wealth Management Los Angeles Metro Region's Financial Advisors will host a reception and special presentation for the public with Wall Street veteran Carla Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, at The Luxe Hotel - Bel Air on Thursday, November 5th at 5:30 p.m.

The event will feature a round table discussion with Ms. Harris that will focus on her successful career as a woman on Wall Street, her strategies on how to maximize one's success and leveraging partnerships in the current economic environment.

Ms. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine's list of "The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America" and has been recognized on Fortune's "Most Influential List" 2005, Black Enterprise Magazine's "Top 50 African Americans on Wall Street", Essence Magazine's list of "The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World", Ebony's list of "15 Corporate Women at The Top", and was named "Woman of the Year 2004" by the Harvard University Black Men's Forum.

Those interested in attending this event may RSVP to Sassan Sassani at (310) 285-4825, sassan.sassani@morganstanley.com.

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